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Interstate Planning for the Strategic National Stockpile: Experiences in Five Regions


Public health threats and emergencies present a unique response challenge because they do not respect political boundaries and, therefore, create a high likelihood for interstate consequences. Responding to public health threats requires a high level of interagency and interjurisdictional cooperation. This study of five regions - Nebraska/Iowa, Charlotte (NC), Philadelphia (PA), Memphis (TN), and the Yellowstone area - was conducted in order to help State Health Officials, SNS coordinators, and other state public health workers understand the opportunities available in interstate planning and how challenges may be overcome.

Primary Toolkit:

Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Communications/Messaging, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


Institutional Author:

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)





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